If you make a point of always saying “Yes”, there’s a real danger that someone else’s disorganisation becomes one more job on your to-do list.
‘Vision without implementation is hallucination.’ Meetings are an important tool for bringing your business vision into being. But recent research shows that most employees say they waste more than 30 hours a month in meetings. Nearly 40% admit to falling asleep; more than 70% admit to doing other work; and over 90% admit to daydreaming.…
Did you know that 30% of employees’ time is spent trying to find lost documents? That’s 72 days a year! Executives are no better – they spend 6 weeks a year looking for lost documents. ‘Messy desk syndrome’ and ‘random stack technology’ are alive and well, it seems. And represent an important obstacle to your…
I like to remind people: ‘If you aim for nothing, you will hit it with amazing accuracy’.
My most used saying is this: ‘Never let perfect get in the way of better’. A major cause of procrastination is the fear that you’re not going to do a perfect job. Does this ring a bell? Find out about the other reasons we procrastinate, and what to do about it.
You’re in the zone – calm, focused and efficient. There’s no reason your proposal won’t be finished before lunch. Apart from the inevitable interruptions, that is.
Everyone talks about marketing, but is everyone talking about the same thing? What does your marketing look like? And is it working?
No matter how good you might be at selling, if you don’t have a clear payment program for your services and an efficient accounts receivable function, your business will never thrive. Collecting payment for services is a fact of life. If customers or clients enter into a transaction with you there is an expectation that…
‘It’ll be quicker to do it myself’. Wrong! Successful leaders delegate, and so should you. Beware. It’s tempting to think that by the time you’ve explained a task to someone else, you could have finished it yourself.
You’ve made good progress on a key task. Then it starts. The phone rings, the emails arrive and there’s someone else at your office door. You already have a list of priorities for the day. What do you do?